oral glucose tolerance test

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  • oral glucose tolerance test — glucose tolerance test …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Glucose tolerance test — Intervention MeSH D005951 A glucose tolerance test is a medical test in which glucose is given and blood samples taken afterward to determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood …   Wikipedia

  • glucose tolerance test — n a test of the body s ability to metabolize glucose that involves the administration of a measured dose of glucose to the fasting stomach and the determination of glucose levels in the blood and urine at measured intervals thereafter and that is …   Medical dictionary

  • glucose tolerance test — oral glucose tolerance test the gold standard diagnostic test for diabetes mellitus and the related condition, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). After an overnight fast the blood sugar level is measured (the fasting level). The patient is then… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • glucose tolerance test oral — (OGTT) the most common kind of glucose tolerance test. Glucose is ingested into a fasting stomach and measurements of plasma glucose are taken over time; if glucose levels do not return to normal within 2 to 2.5 hours the patient may have… …   Medical dictionary

  • glucose tolerance test — noun test of the body s ability to metabolize carbohydrates; used in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay * * * noun : a test of the body s ability to metabolize glucose that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Impaired glucose tolerance — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|R|73|0|r|70 ICD9 = ICD9|271.3, ICD9|790.22 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D018149 Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) is a pre diabetic state …   Wikipedia

  • impaired glucose tolerance — n a condition in which an individual has higher than normal levels of glucose in the blood upon fasting or following a carbohydrate rich meal or ingestion of a glucose test solution but not high enough to be diagnostic of diabetes mellitus * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • fasting blood glucose — (FBG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) a measurement of the concentration of glucose in the plasma after the patient has not eaten for at least 8 hours; see also oral glucose tolerance test. Called also fasting blood sugar …   Medical dictionary

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